Master's Programme Secondary School Teacher Training (General Education)

Subject: Nutrition and Housekeeping

Curriculum (2018W)


KPH - Edith Stein . Universität Mozarteum . PH Tirol . PH Vorarlberg . LFU Innsbruck

Master of Education (MEd)

4 semesters/120 ECTS-Credits
(combination of two subjects or one subject and one specialisation) 

Mode of Study

Language of Instruction

Admission Requirements
Relevant bachelor's degree (at least 240 ECTS-Credits) or equivalent and Language Certificates

Programme Coordination
PH Tirol

Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7

0114 Teacher Training with Subject Specialisation

Study Code
UC 199 558 xxx | UC 199 xxx 558

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Information on the Curriculum (2018W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.


Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Proof of general university entrance qualification:

The general university entrance qualification for admission to a master's programme must be proven by the completion of a subject-related bachelor's programme, another subject-related programme of at least the same higher education level at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, or a program defined in the curriculum of the master's programme. To compensate for significant differences in subject matter, supplementary examinations (maximum 30 ECTS credits) may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the master's programme.

The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the master's programme.

In the course of the proof of the general university entrance qualification, the completion of the following core areas within the framework of the completed bachelor's degree programme shall be examined in any case:

  • At least 95 ECTS-Credits in subject-didactics and subject-didactics for Nutrition and Housekeeping
  • At least 40 ECTS-Credits in Educational Studies

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

2.0 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: VO Health Sociology and Culture
3.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Nutritional Sociology
3.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO Psychological Aspects of Communication
2.0 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: PS Nutrition Communication in the World of the Media

Education Studies

2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO School Development and Professional Community
3.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VU A course must be selected from the following subject areas: Learning Research, Teacher Education &
                                          Professionalisation, School Research, Leadership and School Development Research

2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PS Biostatistics and Epidemiology
1.0 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: VO Health Policy and Aims
1.5 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: PS Subject-Didactics
3.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PS Ethics of Prevention and Health Promotion
2.0 ECTS-Credits, 1 h:
UE Subject-Didactics

Education Studies

7.5 ECTS-Credits, 3 h: PR Research in the field of Formal Education and Teaching Practice IV

2.0 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: PS Health and Nutrition Consulting
3.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PS Subject-Didactics

Education Studies

3.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: SE Education Laboratory – Reflection and Development in a Pedagogical Context
2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: Courses for advanced study issues, problems and topical areas in education science from the
                                           correspondingly marked course programme

2.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: One advanced course corresponding to 2.5 ECTS-Credits is to be freely chosen from the following topical
                                           areas: Gender Sensitivity in the School and Education Sytem II, Inclusion and Heterogeneity in the School
                                           and Education System II, Everyday-Life-Related Multilingualism and Interculturality in the School and
                                           Education System II, Plurality of Worldviews II

27.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis Defence

During the Master’s Programme courses amounting to 20 ECTS-Credits must be passed in elective subjects.

Course Sequence (incl. Education Studies)

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Secondary School Teacher Training Programme (General Education) qualifies its graduates as teachers in the selected subjects of general education / specialisations for all secondary schools (Neue Mittelschule, Polytechnische Schule, Academic Secondary Schools,  Intermediate and Higher Technical and Vocational Schools). In the Master’s programme the knowledge and skills acquired in the Bachelor’s programme is broadened and deepened. Graduates are able to solve problems of teaching in secondary schools in an innovative and creative way. They are able to independently deal with scientific or artistic topics resp. with regards to contents and by using appropriate methods. They are able to participate in expert discourse and to independently acquire more specialist, subject-didactical and pedagogical knowledge and to implement it in their teaching.

The teaching of nutrition and housekeeping is taught in the secondary school types in differently named compulsory modules (nutrition and housekeeping, household economy and nutrition, management/services and tourism), with school type-specific focuses (general education, basic vocational education) and at different levels.

The Master’s Programme in Nutrition and Housekeeping aims at offering a subject-related specialisation in the selected key areas, based on the already acquired multi-dimensional knowledge during the Bachelor’s Programme in Nutrition and Housekeeping.

The curriculum also takes the requirements of a lifelong learning, gender mainstreaming and inclusion into account and contributes to the quality assurance of the teaching.

Having passed the Master’s programme, students are able to independently develop competences for action and finding solutions for job-related issues and to integrate them into their teaching with regards of didactics, methodology and the respective target group.  Building on the four key areas anchored in the curriculum (nutrition and health, housekeeping and society, consumer education and health, lifestyle and health promotion), the Master’s Programme imparts subject-didactic competences enabling the graduates to prepare and offer complex tasks and issues based on evidence.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates have a scientifically sound knowledge in the field of nutritional science and housekeeping relevant for secondary schools. Topics in health science are taught, prepared and developed with regard to school health promotion. Relevant topics are worded in scientifically founded way, argued and discussed. Graduates are able to evaluate projects and to accompany them scientifically. They are familiar with digital concepts of nutrition and consumer education and can use and introduce them for the transfer of knowledge. They promote the nutritional competence of the students by accompanying practical processes.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The Master’s Programme Secondary School Teacher Training (General Education) qualifies for teaching at secondary schools. Based on the Bachelor’s Programme, the graduates acquire the competences needed for teaching in a way to meet the educational requirements of a developing school and society. 

With the qualifications acquired during the Master’s Programme, further job opportunities in the fields of the respective study programme and in the field of education, such as social and youth work or adult education, open up.

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading scheme Definition %-age
1EXCELLENT: Outstanding performance 67.5= 100%
2 GOOD: Generally good, but with some errors 21.6
3SATISFACTORY: Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 9.5
4SUFFICIENT: Performance meets the minimum cirteria 1.4
5INSUFFICIENT: Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qulification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded, in accordance with § 73 Para 3 UA, only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Pädagogische Hochschule Tirol, Pastorstr. 7, 6020 Innsbruck

Head of Institute
Prof. MMag. Claus Oberhauser PhD

Authorised Representative
Dr. Birigit Wild

Further Information

Informations for students from South Tyrol* 
Office for South Tyrolean Affairs
*For students from South Tyrol, there are special requirements if they want to teach in South Tyrol.

Informations for students with disabilities
Disability Office

Information about the Programme

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